1872 in association football

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The following are the association football events of the year 1872 throughout the world.

Events[edit]

  • February 24
England defeat Scotland 1 - 0 in their fifth international match.
  • March 16
Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1 - 0 in the inaugural FA Cup Final at the Kennington Oval.
  • November 30
The first FIFA-recognised international match is played in front of a crowd of 4,000 between Scotland and England which ended as a 0 - 0 draw at Hamilton Crescent, Partick.

Clubs Founded[edit]

Europe[edit]

 England
Kettering Town
Telford United
 France
Le Havre[1]
 Scotland
Dumbarton
Rangers
Renton
Third Lanark AC
 Wales
Wrexham[2]

National Championship Winners[edit]

Europe[edit]

 England[edit]

Wanderers

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The first French football and rugby club, began playing football on a regular basis in 1894.
  2. ^ The first Welsh football club founded on September 28 at the Turf Hotel, formed by two members of the Wrexham Cricket Club, who wanted to play sport during the winter months.
  3. ^ Inaugural FA Cup.